News & Insights
- Trademark Law Alert – A Non-U.S. Trademark Applicant or Registrant Must Now Use a U.S. AttorneyRobert J. English
As of August 3, 2019, all non-U.S.-domiciled persons and entities (whose permanent legal residence or principal place of business is outside the U.S.) are required to be represented by a licensed U.S. attorney in good standing in all matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).
- Website Law Alert – A Defense That May Succeed Against an ADA Non-Compliance SuitRaphael S. Nemes
A ruling from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has opened the door for a website owner to successfully defend a lawsuit claiming that a website does not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by arguing that the issue has been resolved and the claim is moot.
- Trade Dress Infringement Claim and Related Discovery Triggered Insurer’s Duty to DefendJeffrey Chery, Ronald W. Meister
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- WORLD SERIES is held to be a very famous mark that cannot be registered in the unauthorized trademark HIGH SCHOOL WORLD SERIES.
We successfully opposed a registration on likelihood of confusion grounds.
We enforce our client’s copyrights.
- THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING’S IMAGE IS HELD TO BE A FAMOUS MARK THAT CANNOT BE REGISTERED AS PART OF AN UNAUTHORIZED TRADEMARK FOR BEER
We prevented registration of a mark on likelihood of dilution grounds.
We established that cigarette rolling paper size designations are generic.
The Second Circuit affirms summary judgment for our client.
We succesfully represented our client, Major League Baseball Partners, Inc.
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- 2019 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
"Richard Dannay is the preeminent copyright lawyer. In addition to his encyclopedic knowledge of the Copyright Act and case law, he is an excellent litigator."2018 Best Lawyers in America
Richard Mandel is "a crack litigator who successfully represented the opposers in a recent major trademark dispute between cigarette paper companies"2019 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
“Jeffrey Epstein and Lawrence Greene are outstanding lawyers with cutting-edge experience who consistently perform at the highest level.” Epstein is “one of the best for prosecution, with many years of experience”, while Greene is touted as a mastermind at oppositions.2019 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
“One of the best trademark outfits in the United States”, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman is “an exceptional IP boutique that serves many leading brands”. “It is a huge player on the prosecution side, as it houses a raft of skilled professionals, which grants it a reservoir of expertise that few can match.” The group also boasts an enviable record in litigation and has been central in a myriad of important cases. “ The consistency of its lawyers and its longevity speak volumes to its quality.”2018 WTR 1000, The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
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